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Bipolar Disorder: Definition, Types and Diagnosis

by Helen Farrell, MD
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    The lecture Bipolar Disorder: Definition, Types and Diagnosis by Helen Farrell, MD is from the course Major Psychiatric Disorders.


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    1. At least one hypomanic episode, at least one major depressive episode and absence of manic episodes.
    2. Depressed mood co-exists with manic symptoms.
    3. At least one manic episode and often accompanied by depressed or hypomanic periods.
    4. Alternating periods of hypomania and periods with mild to moderate depressive symptoms over the course of two years.
    5. One manic episode and one hypomanic episode.
    1. Estimated lifetime prevalence among adults worldwide 10%.
    2. 90% of individuals with a history of one manic episode will have another manic episode.
    3. Its prevalence among males and females is in the ratio 1:1.
    4. It is often misdiagnosed as schizophrenia in ethnic minorities.
    5. The mean age of onset for bipolar type 1 is 18 years old and bipolar type 2 is 20 years old.
    1. Antidepressants
    2. Dopamine antagonists
    3. Corticosteroids
    4. Bronchodilators
    5. Antipsychotics

    Author of lecture Bipolar Disorder: Definition, Types and Diagnosis

     Helen Farrell, MD

    Helen Farrell, MD


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